Thu. January 17
The Daily Scene
How reading Shakespeare and Wordsworth offer better therapy than self-help books. Researchers find ‘complicated’ prose can give ‘rocket-boost’ to brain.
In a study conducted to understand TV and its effecton relationships, married individuals were surveyed about expectations, happiness and commitment in their relationships, as well as their television habits. The survey also asked whether subjects agreed with statements like “Television presents relationships as they really are in life,” and “Television helps me understand what I can expect from relationships.”
One British reporters efforts to take knightly courtesy to the modern world of Oxford Street led to some awkward but sweet encounters.
Users of Facebook and other social networks should beware of allowing their self-esteem — boosted by “likes” or positive comments from close friends — to influence their behavior: It could reduce their self-control both on and offline.
The key to increasing upward mobility is expanding vocabulary.